My fiancé was arrested for his friend leaving a marijuana roach in his car. He has his medical marijuana license and wasn't aware his friend did that. The cops pulled him over for having a tail light out. The cop noticed the roach right away and told him he was impaired. Had him do a sobriety... Read more »
The wait is for the blood work. He should request his license. There is no automatic suspension in Pennsylvania. They would have to show that the THC in his blood was sufficient for him to be intoxicated. If they press the charges he should have an attorney. By the way he shouldn't drive with...Read more »
if an object is next to it the assumption is that it is there for anyone to take. However if trash is in a bag, the presumption is that the homeowner left it there with an expectation of privacy. That doesn't mean it's illegal.
In Pennsylvania the issue is whether you had intent...Read more »
There isn't enough information to even make a educated guess. Many different circumstances and factors will be considered (or should be) by the Court when fashioning a reasonable sentence. The Court will consider that this is not a guilty plea (as your question points out "found...Read more »
You should apply for a public defender in your county or contact the bar association for an attorney that will accept reduced rates. Additionally, you will find that attorneys will sometimes accept payment plans depending on circumstances.
I was pulled over for registration being expired, the cop said he smelled weed and then searched my car after telling me if I don’t consent he would make me wait for a drug unit dog to come in. He found 8grams of weed, .5 grams of wax and some paraphernalia. ( I have me medical card for... Read more »
Likely possession of both marijuana and paraphernalia. Depending on other circumstances, you could be facing additional charges. I suggest retaining an attorney to assist you and ensure any potential pentolites are kept at a minimum.
Contrary to popular belief, furthered by depictions in TV and movies, the police are not required to advise a person of his/her Miranda rights merely because they are being placed under arrest. In many cases, the arrested person is never advised of their Miranda rights and this is completely legal....Read more »
If your husband has been charged with committing crimes he needs to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney in the jurisdiction where the charges were filed. An experienced defense attorney can help evaluate the case and gather the necessary evidence to proceed to trial if your husband is...Read more »
The appeal trial was in the Court of Common Pleas in Montgomery County, PA, held on Sep. 9, 2021. The arresting officer was excused from the trial. He was supposed to be there according to the ADA, but I found out he would not be there midway through the trial. The judge would not continue the... Read more »
If you are unable to afford retaining an attorney, you may request a court-appointed attorney through the court you are facing charges at. While you do not get to choose your court-appointed attorney, it is better than having no legal representation in a criminal proceeding. Generally, there will...Read more »
They found us "temporary" apartments, twice, and they swore that this money they took from us was going into a down payment for the house we purchase. I have ALL the emails and texts messages with the bull they put us through and all the lies they told. I don't have any of the phone... Read more »
I have called & left countless voicemails (since I can’t get in touch with the troops who recovered the car) and no return call or message from anyone. It’s going on 5 months since they’ve had the vehicle which is way too long. I am not sure who to get in contact with or what to do , any... Read more »
you can ask for a pardon for any number of reasons, but it is very difficult and lengthy. There is no "automatic" pardon for a certain illness. As to getting a reduction in sentence I do not believe so. The best source would be the Pa. Civil Liberties Union prison rights project.
So far, it is not illegal. The law about Covid vaccination is in a process of constant changes due to the differing opinions of diverse groups. One day you are prohibited from appearing in public on a mask that conceals your identity and the next day you are required to wear one. Personally, I...Read more »
When I say “mutual combat” I mean mutually agreed upon fighting (without weapons), with set agreed upon rules, and witnesses with the intent of settling a dispute and not for any other malicious purposes.
We have got into several fights there was one time the police were called in the report done but neither one of us called or had the police report done she went and signed a piece of paper stopping the investigation can she pursue any charges if she stop the investigation and didn’t follow... Read more »
anyone can threaten anything. You should consult an attorney to discuss your potential exposure to having a complaint lodged against you--and note, she can still follow through on that even if you give her your truck.
Not usually. Hospitals don't do warrant checks. They will ask for ID , possibly proof of vaccination. I would suggest he get an attorney to help straighten things out or at least avoid getting him arrested if he is stopped for some reason.
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